Definition of measured in English:

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measured

Pronunciation: /ˈmeZHərd/

adjective

1Having a slow, regular rhythm: he walks with confident, measured steps
More example sentences
  • He approached Drake, Quin, and Dale with slow, measured steps.
  • The girl stopped to listen and, when no sound met her ears, chose a direction at random and began to take slow, measured steps.
  • Nitrus, complying, took slow, measured steps as if it was all a part of a master plan, yet he was shaking inwardly.
Synonyms
regular, steady, even, rhythmic, rhythmical, unfaltering;
slow, dignified, stately, sedate, leisurely, unhurried
1.1(Of speech or writing) carefully considered; deliberate and restrained: his measured prose
More example sentences
  • But the practicalities of measured judgement and well-timed decisions and deals can, they argue, be learnt and well cultivated.
  • When he talks, it is with quiet, carefully measured sentences.
  • Her writing and performance are as measured and thoughtful as they are snortingly funny.
Synonyms
thoughtful, careful, carefully chosen, studied, calculated, planned, considered, deliberate, restrained

Derivatives

measuredly

adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘This,’ Raven said, slowly and measuredly, ‘is for my father.’
  • Then in another bulletin, the President is aired where he slowly and measuredly states that land reform will take place within the legal framework.
  • With all due respect to the biographical enterprise, isn't this an instance where the subject has spoken so measuredly and finally that there is really little more to say?

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Syllabification: meas·ured

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